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Grateful Dead Live at Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University on 1971-04-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University on 1971-04-24

Topics Live concert

Truckin', Deal, Hard To Handle, Me And Bobby McGee, Bertha, Playin' In The Band, Cumberland Blues, Next Time You See Me, Loser, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Me & My Uncle, Sing Me Back Home, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University
Location Durham, NC

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > PCM > CD > EAC > SHN
Transferred by Mike Lai and Michael K Weise


---> I moved Casey Jones D2 to D1. While the file names within the md5 files have changed, the md5 signatures themselves have not.
---> This recording is afflicted with a dozen or two very brief (tenths of seconds) PCM dropouts. While that is unfortunate, this appears to be the best recording of 4/24/71 in circulation.
---> Good Lovin' is *not* cut (contrary to deadbase)


Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2016
Subject: Good Fun Show
Highlights: Cumberland Blues, Not Fade Away, GDTRFB, Not Fade Away
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2016
Subject: He has come to take his children home...
Good show, kinda feel like having 3 bands on the bill explains why the 2nd set is not extremely long.
This is also an era where the Grateful Dead were about perfecting individual tunes as opposed to jamming in and between songs.
A good example is Garcia is just beautiful on Sing Me back Home. The song has blossomed in a very short time for the band.
The only thing that would cause me to dip below 5 on any of this 1971 would be sound quality and no such issue exists here. Sound is great! Every once in a while I pick up this girl saying pretty random stuff but other than that this is pristine.
Reviewer: Angelonthesidelines - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2014
Subject: Good lovin'
In college thirtysome years ago, I got a copy of an unknown show. The band was out of tune as usual, but the Good Lovin' has the pony ride and the man down the street rap, but the music was loose, looser than I ever heard before.

After years of sifting through '71 shows with a Good Lovin' I found this holy grail. It was the July 2 Fillmore West show.

Every other Good Lovin had some of the same musical phrasings from the boys, and similar rap ideas from Pigpen, but nothing else I sifted through had that rare mix of band unity in a loose framework with Pigpen shining brightly in his own way(he wasn't feeling so well).

At least until I got a listen to this Duke 4/24 tape. This version is tighter yet loose still and Pigpen is in his prime.

Maybe I should keep looking for more versions from '71.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2012
Subject: A brittle,
businesslike performance, standard awesome soundboard quality.
Reviewer: jgmf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2011
Subject: "Can't You All See How Beautiful This Is?"
Reviewer: lickmyballs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2011
Subject: Hard to Handle
Absolutely smoking. Jerry's guitar tone is pristine.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2010
Subject: 1st Time on Same Bill with The Beach Boys
I was at this show -- it ran about 12 hours, starting with Mountain, then the Dead, and finally the Beach Boys. Either Phil or Jerry told the crowd that they'd never been on the same bill with the Beach Boys although both were huge California bands. Just three days later, on April 27, the Beach Boys joined the Dead onstage at the Fillmore East during the Dead's 5-day run there, and they played 6 or 7 songs together. I guess that makes the show at Duke somewhat historic.
Reviewer: hampton87 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2009
Subject: really nice show
38 years ago, and such a nice recording; pig seems to always merit five stars, agreed and this show is special. 4-24 how can i listen to all of them today: hampton 84 in the morning, 70 show mid morning, this show all afternoon, and now the 78 show this evening. spring dead is special. only wish would be to be with them in 09 on the spring excursion.

nfa>gdtrfb>nfa is very nice and i listened to sing me back home several times before moving to 78. so many good shows, so little time...
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 24, 1971 at the Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.


"This day in GRATEFUL DEAD history"

Well, I couldn't be at the Wallace Wade Stadium, at Duke U.,Durham, North Carolina in 71', but I showed up today...38 years later. I am glad I did...amazing recording quality, amazing performances of all our favorite songs from the 71' set list.

Super 71' Soundboard!

"Classic 71' Sound"

If you are a fan of the GRATEFUL DEAD from April 71' this show is a "Must Have" for you, and me.

How anyone can give a GRATEFUL DEAD show with Pigpen any less than 5 stars is beyond me...They must not know what they are saying or doing...

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

Five stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.

I'd get all the April 71' shows if I were you. I've collected 19 shows from April 71', all are incredible. I love the 71' "sound".

Garcia uses his Wah-Wah Pedal on Sugar Magnolia.

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For easy streaming or downloading use RealPlayer. Click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1971

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the "Man" giveth and the "Man" taketh away...WTTW

PSS: Thanks Mike and Michael for sharing this treasure with us, God bless you guys.
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2008
this is a great sounding board, and the boys are playing in their TAKE NO PRISONERS, WHERE's THE PROMOTER, WE'LL HAVE HIS BALLS FOR BREAKFAST - Style...........

it is not a particularly amazing concert, but.... if YOU'RE NOT AFRAID OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD BEING BAD -- then check it -- because they are just doing it in the road, down and dirty on this one.....
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 14, 2005
Subject: Sugar Mag + Good Lovin++
This is really hot - very good jams and played really tight....
Reviewer: Augy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2004
Subject: Not a review
There is a B&W film of the 1971 tour of mostly hotel rooms and airports. Also Steve Parish et. al. doing nitrous on the bus etc. But the only concert footage comes from this show !
It isn't very long but one can clearly, see the scoreboard saying Duke, Visitors. It maybe Deal & Hard to Handle from the first set ?
Reviewer: mooreau - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2004
Subject: Hard to Handle
The Hard to Handle is one reason to get this show. It's a solid version but not quite like 4-29-71 Fillmorw East or 8-6-71 at the Hollywood Bowl( my personal favorite)
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